Scientists discover gene which triggers fullness and could help stop people overeating


Scientists claim to have discovered a gene that triggers a feeling of fullness and could help prevent the urge to overeat.

In good news for anyone struggling to stick to a diet, researchers from Monash University in Melbourne and the University of Copenhagen said their findings could lead to the development of a drug that reduces appetite and increases desire for exercise.

The gene, which controls signals between the brain and the intestines, was discovered in roundworms, but a similar one is found in people, said the scientists................Read more

 

Source: INDEPENDENT


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